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Tony Winner Andrea Martin to Return to PIPPIN for 24 Performances Only, Sep 2-21

TWO-TIME TONY AWARD WINNER

ANDREA MARTIN

RETURNS FOR 24 PERFORMANCES ONLY IN
THE TONY AWARD WINNING HIT

PIPPIN

SEPTEMBER 2 – 21 ONLY!

Now Playing on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre

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The producers of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN are thrilled to announce thatAndrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of “Berthe” in the production, will return to the role for 24 performances only, Tuesday September 2nd through Sunday September 21st. Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez will now perform the role of “Berthe” throughSunday, August 31PIPPIN is now in its second smash year at Broadway’s Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street).

Two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin can currently be seen in the new NBC comedy series “Working the Engels.” She appeared on the New York stage most recently in Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Act One, winning an Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance. Her other theatre credits include Exit the KingYoung FrankensteinOklahomaCandide and My Favorite Year, for which she won her first Tony Award. Her film and TV credits include The ProducersHedwig and the Angry Inch, All Over the Guy, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Breaking Upwards, and “SCTV,” for which she earned two Emmy Awards. She will next be seen on screen in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, released this fall. Her book of autobiographical essays “Andrea Martin’s Lady Parts” will be released by Harper Collins in September.

Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz’s Tony Award winning musical comedy PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers).

The current cast features Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Ciara Renée as Leading Player, Tony Award winner John Rubinstein as Charles, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine and Emmy and Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez as Berthe. Other members of the company include Erik Altemus, Eli Tokash, Ashton Woerz, Sascha Bachman, Dmitrious Bistrevsky, Colin Cunliffe, Ariana DeBose, Andrew Fitch, Sabrina Harper, Lauren Joy Herley, Nael Jamal, Nicolas Jelmoni, Sam Lips, Bethany Moore, Brad Musgrove, Charlotte O’Sullivan, Masha Terentieva, Molly Tynes, Anthony Wayne.

PIPPIN is the recipient of the 2013 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Andrea Martin) and Best Direction of a Musical (Diane Paulus). The production also led the winners of the Outer Critics Circle Awards with 7 wins including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Diane Paulus), Outstanding Choreographer (Chet Walker), Outstanding Lighting Design (Kenneth Posner), Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Andrea Martin). PIPPIN received the Drama League Award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical and two Fred and Adele Astaire Awards including Outstanding Choreographer of a Broadway Show (Chet Walker) and Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show (Charlotte d’Amboise).

With a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen SchwartzPIPPIN features music supervision and arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo, orchestrations by Tony Award winner Larry Hochman, scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Tony Award nomineeDominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Tony Award nominees Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm.

Barry & Fran Weissler and Howard & Janet Kagan present the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) production of PIPPIN with Lisa MatlinKyodo TokyoA&A Gordon/Brunish TrincheroTom Smedes/Peter SternBroadway Across AmericaIndependent Presenters NetworkNorton HerrickAllen SpivakRebecca GoldJoshua GoodmanSteve McManusDavid Robbins/Bryan S. WeingartenPhilip Hagemann/Murray RosenthalJim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner,Hugh Hayes/Jamie Cesa/Jonathan Reinis, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Ben Feldman, Square 1 Theatrics, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney.

Royal heir Pippin is spurred on by a mysterious group of performers to embark on a death-defying journey to find his “corner of the sky.” The original production of PIPPIN, directed by Bob Fosse, premiered on Broadway in 1972. It won five Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, and ran for close to 2000 performances before closing in 1977. This production of PIPPIN made its debut at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, where Diane Paulus serves as Artistic Director; December 5, 2012 to January 20, 2013. PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”

PIPPIN will launch a US national tour in September 2014, at the Buell Theatre in Denver, CO. Productions are also planned for London, Australia and Amsterdam in 2015. The New Broadway Cast Recording forPIPPIN is now available on Ghostlight Records.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for PIPPIN are available through www.telecharge.com/pippin, by calling 212-239-6200, and in person at the Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street). Tickets range in price from $157.50 to $69 (all prices include a $2.00 facility fee). Premium seating is available.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Tuesday - Saturday @ 8pm, Wednesday & Saturday @ 2:30pm (note the curtain time), Sunday at 3pm

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